Bronson (1817) The Domestic Manufacturer’s Assistant – 1st Edition – Weaving Dyeing


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Bronson, J. & R.  The Domestic Manufacturer’s Assistant and Family Directory in the Arts of Weaving and Dyeing: Comprehending a Plain System of Directions Applying to those Arts and Other Branches Nearly Connected With Them in the Manufacture of Cotton and Woolen Goods; Including Many Useful Tables and Drafts in Calculating and Forming Various  Kinds and Patterns of Goods Designed for the Improvement of Domestic Manufactures. (Utica, NY: William Williams, 1817).   Not rare, but uncommon. (Shaw & Shoemaker 40323. Rink 3307) Also found in John Camp Williams’ An Oneida County Printer, William Williams.  (New York: Scribner’s, 1906), pp.73-74

Octavo (8vo). 204 pages with numerous in-text diagrams. Hardcover.  Contemporary calf-covered boards.  Errata pasted to rear paste down.

Condition: Consistent with a 200 year old book in daily use in the early textile trade. Recipe for yellow dye handwritten on first free endpaper, corner torn off of endpaper slightly encroaching on handwritten recipe

The classic early American book on weaving and dyeing, a necessity in the reenacting world. A first edition copy consisting of weaving drafts, dye receipts, coverlet (coverlid) patterns and much more.